By Jeff Danziger

The Koch Brothers Appreciate Governor Snyder’s Help

December 11, 2012 4:32 pm Category: Cartoon 36 Comments A+ / A-
The Koch Brothers Appreciate Governor Snyder’s Help

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  • Jim Lou

    A backlash is possible in Michigan. Mitt lost the state by a wide margin.

    The next elections in Michigan should be quite interesting.

    • tobyspeeks

      They know they’ve already lost 2014 so between now and then they’ll push through all kinds of bat-shit crazy, anti-American legislation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colleen-Klemp/100002683878543 Colleen Klemp

    They may have been albe to do this in Michigan a state that was really battered by the ression but WI Gov. Walker-R better think again if he plans to expand his war on workers. The middleclass is spissed off & they won’t take anymore. Anymore restrictions will result in a revolt that would the Bolshevik revolution look like a kids game, there will be fighting in the streets.

    • Sand_Cat

      I wish you were right, but after the outrages Walker and friends committed, recalls against virtually all of them failed. What can they do that will be sufficiently worse than what they did already?

      The old saying, people get the kind of government they deserve, comes to mind. Unfortunately, bad as it’s been the last 12 years or so, it’s probably still better than we as a nation deserve.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

    While there certainly have been serious crimes involving organized labor from time to time,that,along with collective bargaining remain popular concepts.Unions helped to build the middle class and provide the American worker with benefits that have become the norm and taken for granted.Little thought is given to those who gave their lives for better working conditions in the early days of union building.The gop and specific corporations that have rubbed shoulders with fascism since the 1930′s have been trying to stop the gears of progressive social change since the days of Ford,Carnegie,and J.P.Morgan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMT6C3LHLJDD4RX4NB4KY5ICAE gargray

      Yes these crimes have been accociated with big money and crooked officials. big paybacks by big corporate executives or mafia greed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AZUK56N4OJGWHRKJSJSDGFTOXI Butch

      My father believed that Sec of Treas Mellon gave his art collection to the National Gallery as it was agreed not to put him in jail. For his ineptness There are still folks around that sat on “PaPa” Carnegie’s and Mellon’s knees. Horrible little men .. they still control this mess!

  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. the REAL Cartoon Of The Day!

    This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune 1934 in . Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner.

    [click image to enlarge]

    Have a nice day!

    “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years thered be a shortage of sand.” — Milton Friedman

    • Sand_Cat

      I LIKE your tenacious, agressive ignorance and stupidity. They become more amusing by the (nice) day.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

        Yes I agree with you. After seeing numerous comments posted by Bozo the Idiot I do have to laugh at his connecting things like – Nazis = Socialist = DemocRATS (his spelling). You have to laugh at his total ignorance and lack of understanding. Plus he will never respond when you point out the obvious truth to his nonfactual statements. I started to enjoy his comments because they remind me of Glenn Beck’s writitng on a whiteboard some words then drawing circles around the words and lines between the words to show their connection. No proof was ever offered because it was just his view of reality. Bozo is like that too though he forgets his really stupid statements.

    • WhutHeSaid

      At first I thought it was about the GOP (the REAL spenders), but then I couldn’t find the ‘lie, lie, lie’ part so it just left me confused. Republicans spend the most, are the most irresponsible about the debt, and always lie about it like there’s no tomorrow. All FACTS.

      • ObozoMustGo

        what…. I think your normal state of existence IS confusion. Certainly you are incapable of comprehending a cartoon from a newspaper nearly 80 years ago that was making commentary on your hero, the spawn of the devil himself, FDR.

        Have a nice day, and remain oblivious!

        “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

        • metrognome3830

          Can we quote you on that?

          Have a great day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            I only give you, Metro, permission to quote me without encumbrance! :-) :-)

            You crack me up, Metro. You crack me up.

            Have a nice day!

            “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

        • patuxant

          OB1…It would make more sense for you to speak gently to others instead of calling them ‘idiots, fools and stupid’ because they don’t agree with you on any given day..think about it…

          • ObozoMustGo

            Point well taken, Puxy. It’s a weakness of mine. I don’t suffer fools easily, and Whut is one of the very few for whom I have no regret being mean spirited. Most others, even if we disagree politically, I can joke around with them and do the back and forth banter and insults, but it’s really only like I’m busting on a buddy. Like you, Puxy. :-) :-)

            Have a nice day!

            “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

          • patuxant

            :-)

          • grammyjill

            You are still fighting a lost battle. Instead of making all the cracks, how ’bout thinking up anwsers. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be saying “yes master” to the Koch brothers either.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi grammy! Nice to hear from you. I hope you and Mr. grammy are keeping warm up there in NH. And no, not fighting a losing battle. Just an ongoing battle that never ends. BTW… I’d way rather say “yes master” to the Koch brothers than to any politician. Read my quote below and you’ll understand.

            Have a nice day, grammy! And Merry Christmas to you and your family.

            “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis

          • grammyjill

            Well, I do not and will not say yes master to anyone! I personally pray every night that their old age catches up with them real soon. And believe me alot of the politicians know me by name and probably hate seeing yet another email from me. And no, I’m not just bitching at the republicans. Both sides get my wrath. I’ve done it so much that one guy asked me if I wanted to run for office. I told him no because then I’d have to be polite. Ya know, some of those jackasses don’t have email. They get poison pen letters instead. Gotta have a hobby!

          • ObozoMustGo

            You crack me up, Grammy! :-)

            Have a great day and a wonderful weekend, sweetheart! Pass my regards to Mr. Grammy please.

            “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” — Milton Friedman

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

            Bozo then you must not like yourself because you have made some of the stupidest comments on this forum. Do you remember

            Romney in a landslide

            Obama the worst president in the last 100 years. Think before you utter such nonsense. Obamq worst than Harding, Hoover, Nixon, Ford and W. You must be hallucinating if you believe your own crap.

            Obama ignoring the white people of Coney Island after superstorm Sandy. That would mean he ignored about 5 people so you obviously don’t know what you are talking about with this comment.

            No you don’t joke around you call people morons, idiots and worse.

          • ObozoMustGo

            you need to get over yourself, Billy boy! Obozo IS the worst president in 100 years…. no question about it. And you are correct, I was wrong on the election, and I came on here and ate my crow publicly as a man would do. Unlike the coward Obozo, I’m not blaming anyone else for being wrong.

            Have a nice day!

            “Societies biggest failure is it has allowed authority to be its truth; and prevented truth from being its authority.” — Mobius Nemesis

        • WhutHeSaid

          Well, certainly I’m not confused about the reason that you’ve been walking funny lately. Obama really spanked your ass but good — didn’t he? All the whoppers that you can tell between now and 2016 won’t stop the next ass-beatin’ that you government-assistance slurping rednecks will experience.

          You just try to be a good boy until then and maybe your leader Obama will have mercy on you.

          Have a nice day!

    • metrognome3830

      Now that is one of those quotes I don’t give much credence to. It’s more suited to a Jay Leno monolog. It’s funny, but it doesn’t mean much.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hi Metro! Your ears must have been burning. I was just looking for you. How have you and Mrs. Metro been? I hope well. I’m still aiming to make it to Scottsdale one day and take you and Mrs. Metro out for some of my favorite little snacks… you know the ones…. :-)

        And, yes, that quote is a joke, of course, but to those of us who understand what he’s saying about how poorly government runs anything, it’s very on point as well as funny. The hallmark of genius.

        Have a great day, my friend!

        “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

        • metrognome3830

          Hi, OMG. Mrs. Metro and I are doing well, thank you. Mrs. Metro is looking for a larger house for us. She refuses to acknowledge that we are not In the 2% category. I would look forward to sharing some of those little snacks. :-)

          Have a great day, buddy.

    • patuxant

      Sorry OB1. A cartoon close to 75 years old doesnt get it for me. How do you find these antiques?

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey Puxy! How are you? I hope all is well in Puxyworld. Things are very busy here. Too bad you lefties seem incapable of learning from history. No wonder it keeps repeating itself.

        The cartoon is commentary on the spawn of the devil himself, FDR, and his economic policies. It’s interesting/sad how closely it reflects today’s Obozo regime. That’s the point, Puxy. Also, if you enlarge the picture enough, you’ll see the cast of characters aboard the wagon are FDR appointees. And if you look into the backround of those appointees, who they were and how their political views were shaped, you may be surprised to find that these people actually were communists or commie sympathizers who revered Soviet economics as the best invention of mankind. Look it up.

        Have a nice day, my friend!

        “Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” ― John Locke, Second Treatise of Government

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXRTZG5B6TIGN73UND7XAR4R3M RR3

    The power of big money used solely for the benefit of a few, is the cancer that will take the greatness away from the United States of America …..

  • CYNICALZ

    It is time business took back their business’es instead of at a negotiating table awaiting the next gouge.

    • Del WS

      Employees make a business and any management figure that insists on dictating rather than negotiating is doomed to eventual failure. And apparently you aren’t aware of the large number of Union members who have made many compromises already and are willing to continue to compromise, as long as management is playing fair. If you check the history of many of the bigger business failures, you’ll find bad and/or greedy management, not labor, as the cause of the failure.

  • a80a

    folks the days of union busting thugs with bats ,sticks and rubber hoses is over they are useing the governor, state legislature, and state senate to do the dirty work now.
    but ! there comes 2014, and these union busting elected thugs could very well be remebered for what they are.(union busters) Michigan please remember these goons. the unions were formed out of necessity,and the right to bargain and or strike for livable wages , insurance,eight hour days, time and one half for week ends,retirement benifits, etc. all these were won with blood and guts of the die hard labor forces of the amercian dream, to own your home, educate your children,own a car, shop where yuo like not just in the company store with company script, you couldn,t spend anywhere else, the list gos on and on, mMichigan before the 2014 election study the early labor movement and the suffering you parents and graneparents had to bear for your recent prosperity.don,t ever forget from whence you came.

    • ObozoMustGo

      a8…. don’t be so stupid. 4 points:

      1) The unions DID NOT lose their right to bargain or even organize in MI. They can still do that. No one is stopping them.

      2) The thugs are clearly the union thugs beating up old ladies and reporters in the streets in Lansing. Wearing ski masks and cutting down tents and trapping people inside underneath. Those the the thugs, you dope. Not the peaceful people expressing their opinions or the politicians excercising their responsibility to enact laws the people want. There’s a reason everyone refers to union thugs. Because that’s what they are. Thugs!!!

      3) All the unions lost was the ability to steal money from employees who do not wish to be in their union. This is about CHOICE. You leftist freaks like choice, don’t you?

      4) If you think this whole charade going on in MI is about “workers rights”, you are dumber than a rock. It’s not about workers. Union bosses don’t give a sheet about workers. It’s about money. Plain and simple. Money they can extract out of you fools who believe their lies so that they don’t have to work to make a killer living. Money so they can launder it back to DemonRAT politicians who in turn pass laws to keep union thugs in control over laber to extract funds for an easy living and to pay of politicians. You see where this is going, don’t you? That’s right. It’s all about money and the unions are nothing more than a money laundering scheme for the DemonRAT party. It isn’t any more complicated than that!

      Have a nice day!

      “Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannize but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
      ― Alexis de Tocqueville

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A4FWDOYB2YY4ORNTZ2UW5CSWXQ fidel

    Mr.Danziger make a mistake Drawing the 2 Brothers like Lions, Why Mr.Danziger, He not Draw 2 Hienas.

  • CYNICALZ

    I am beyond why Unions initially exist. Management abuses were belittling and abusive. Even government politicians were eager to accept funding to assist electing officials by commerce and placed themselves before helping workers. Companies were greedy and unyielding. For my information, unions, with extraordinary effort, placed sanity into the work place. Although my bias is jaundiced by unions behavioral conduct, the latest being in Lansing Michigan.

    I believe it conceivable workers could again be unduly subservient to company management. Therefore, a need exists.

    Now, 50 years have passed. Business has made it known, unions or no unions, growth and their stockholder accountability preempts all. Everything is on the table. Disproportionately, at the expense of American workers and their families.

    How do you define the line where management and unions arbitrate bilateral equity? They require each other to prosper. Manufactures relocate or outsource to improve their economic climate, Workers in most cases, are left with unemployment, and occasionally, towns with abandoned buildings. When concessions fail, do unions have funds to make a purchase of the company’s assets?

    Right to work states increase and the global competitive landscape changes. Undeniably attorneys get richer and the discords continue to exist on both sides. Is the question about how do unions globally compete? What alternatives have been examined to stop the decline of unions? Remember, there is value in trained union labor. Is this resolvable or conversely an age old “bad faith” grudge match between union and management?

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